Heaven has gotten its newest angel. Pinckney Eve, 98, of Beaufort, South Carolina passed away on Sunday January 8, 2017. Born on Ocean Bluff Farm, Burton, SC, at what is now Habersham Community, he was the son of Harford C. and Sadie Pinckney Eve. Educated in the Beaufort schools, he went on to graduate from Clemson in 1941, where he was President of the YMCA and a member of Blue Key. Although he believed that it was immoral to kill another human being, he joined the army in 1943 serving in a non-combative capacity until 1946. In 1945 he married Catherine Jackson of Petersburg, Virginia. Upon leaving the military, he worked as the sales manager for Builders Supply Company of Petersburg for the next 34 years. Pinckney was predeceased by a son, Jot Eve (1973), a Marine Corp Pilot and Paulette Eve Turley (2015), Colonial Heights, VA. Surviving are daughters Sandra "Shafiya" Ripple Eve, of Beaufort, SC and Wil Eve Horton of Chesterfield, VA. Step-children: D. Paul Sommerville; the late Lawrence A. Sommerville; Kathryn Sommerville Mixon; and Rose Prulx all of Beaufort, SC. In addition, there are five grandchildren: Shane Turley (Chrissi); Paul Turley (Jeri); Amie Lee Turley Leonard (Robbie); Clint Turley (Leslie); Breeze Young Woodall (Woody); eleven great grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and three great step-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Paul Eve, a sister, Frances Eve Brown, several nieces and nephews in particular Hope Cappelman, Dick Horne, Dee Eve, and Lenora Eve. After the passing of his wife Catherine, Pinckney married Carroll Christensen Sommerville (1985). They spent the next 28 years living in Virginia and North Carolina where Pinckney gardened extensively and volunteered with a charitable organization in Winton-Salem, NC. In 2013 they returned to their roots - their beloved home Beaufort, SC. Affectionately, Pinckney became widely known in Beaufort as "the flashlight man" giving out keychain flashlights with his name on them to all he met saying, "My last name is Eve," reminding them we are all descendants of Adam and Eve, therefore we were all related and should find love, peace, and kinship in that knowledge. He attributed his long life to this belief. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort, South Carolina. A reception will be held immediately after the service in the fellowship hall of the Carteret Street United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Control, 23 Shelter Church Road, Beaufort, 29906. Or a charity of one's choice.